Meridian Sponsors 2017 FlightSafety Golf Tournament

Team Meridian starts the 2017 Flight Safety Golf Tournament at Meridian's sponsor hole. (l to r): Bob Platten, Ron Palmer, Chuck Faust, and Nehemias Camacho.

Team Meridian starts the 2017 Flight Safety Golf Tournament at Meridian’s sponsor hole. (l to r): Bob Platten, Ron Palmer, Chuck Faust, and Nehemias Camacho.

Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport, was a proud sponsor of FlightSafety’s 21st Annual Customer Appreciation Golf Tournament held on Monday, June 26, 2017. The company sent a team of people to meet and greet golfers at the sponsored hole, as well as a foursome to play in the tournament. Meridian sponsored the ‘Closest to the Pin’ contest hole, which was hosted by two representatives of the company, Stephany Cabrera from Charter Operations and John Hunter from Marketing. Stephany and John welcomed golfers throughout the day, offering water bottles, power bars, sunscreen, and Meridian golf balls. The Meridian foursome included Ron Palmer, Bob Platten, Nehemias Camacho and Chuck Faust. While Team Meridian did not win any prizes, the final score was a respectable 67 in the scramble format.

Overall, there were 150 golfers and over 200 total attendees that participated in the annual tournament. Winning foursomes hailed from Gama Aviation, Honeywell, and Tradewind Aviation. The winner of the Meridian sponsorship hole was Steve Alcock, who took home a beautifully-crafted Ping putter for landing his ball closest to the pin. Other winners included Chris Hancock from Dassault Falcon Jet and Chris Curtin from ExcelAire. In addition to a fun day on the links, there was also a charitable component – FlightSafety raised $1,400 for Corporate Angel Network. Corporate Angel Network is the only charitable organization in the United States whose sole mission is to help cancer patients access the best possible treatment for their specific type of cancer by arranging free travel to treatment across the country using empty seats on corporate jets.

Michele Posey, Director of Sales and organizer of the event, had this to say, “The annual FlightSafety Golf Tournament is a fun way for us to thank our valued customers each year by providing a relaxing day on the golf course followed by a dinner with awards and prizes. We also want to thank our sponsors, like Meridian, for their generosity and support. Now that the 2017 tournament is behind us, we’re already planning for next year.”

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